Jack Straw, Peggy-O, Walkin' Blues, They Love Each Other, The Race is On, West L.A. Fadeaway, A Little Light, Queen Jane Approximately, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider Let The Good Times Roll, Hey Pocky Way, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Playin' In The Band-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Jam-> I Will Take You Home, The Wheel-> I Need A Miracle-> Wharf Rat-> Around & Around-> Not Fade Away, E: Black Muddy River
May 6, 2020 Subject:
31 Years Ago Today
Hard to believe that these shows happened 31 years ago today. Anyone who saw the Dead at the Frost knows what a beautiful, special venue it was. Especially after the mess that Irvine '89 was!
This show is well played from top to bottom. TLEO is the highlight for me. I come back to this show often. Put it on and let it go.
Yes, I still remember the fight between Gumby & Godzilla during Samson (?)
March 22, 2013 Subject:
Hey Pocky way
Add me to those who've had this tape and looked it up here. I only had the second set and have come back to Hey pockey way many times after i discovered this site. It is an intense jam, and far and away the highlight for me. Of particular note, is Jerry's lick on the third measure of his solo an outstanding three seconds...Miles Davis-esque...can you relate?
May 1, 2011 Subject:
One of my favortes
Ive had this show on cassette first set only for about 13 years, and I love it. Its super crispy and solid sound. From about halfway thru the Jack Straw to the end of the first set is all magic to my ears. Very clear vocals all the way thru. Poignent Queen Jane. All Cubenzified in my experience. Love it!!
March 11, 2009 Subject:
Warming up at the Frost!
Best show ever? By far no. But don't buy into some of these other reviewers calling it a two star show- I don't rate EASILY- in other words, to get five stars from me you got to have something along the lines of a 03-01-69 - type show and THAT's a five star show. This one is about 3.5 stars so we round up to four stars.
VERY firm opening!! The vocals are in place, and Brent is right where he needs to be on the keys. GREAT way to open a decent (4 star) show! :)
SHIP OF FOOLS:
(I usually don't even like this song, but Jerry's solo work is AMAZING!)
A good, yet somewhat lacking version. For the super space versions, go ten years earlier. This one still hits the mark.
West LA Fadeaway:
"GRATE" version! Highly recommended!
Eyes of the World:
It's not a 73' version, that's for damn sure. Clocking UNDER 10 minutes (you'd expect nothing less from an 80's eyes,) it's still pretty decent. It may be short, but like I said, for an 80's eyes, it's about as good as it gets.
VERY SHORT but sweet and soothing. My only complaint here is they didn't extend this by about 15 minutes. Running under five minutes doesn't do this justice at all! :)
Queen Jane Approximately
Hey Pocky Way
I Will Take You Home
Well, there it is. Is this a MUST download? For their entire career, definitely not; it's not 11/17/73- Pauley Pavilion or PNE or, hell, 05/26/73- Kezar Stadium for that matter.
BUT for an 89 show? I would put this top ten or at LEAST top fifteen. There you have it. The fox strikes again with some good ol' fashion loving honesty. I'd say it's worth the download, as long as you can put up with Bobby going over the top on songs like "Need a Miracle" or "Around And Around" but songs like "Jack Straw" or even the somewhat unique encore of "Black Muddy River" seem to balance this show out. There you have it. It's available, upon requests, to kind responsible heads. Take care. For B&P info and email info, see below.
Take care and love ya all - be good to each other! :) :) :) :) :) :) :P :)
August 25, 2007 Subject:
If you thought this show was hot inside, you should've seen the party outside. My buddy and I had tix for 5/7 but not this one.
These shows were broadcast live from Stanford University, so this dude in the parking lot had a frikkin' tractor trailor with a full P.A system on it, tuned in to the radio. Anybody remember this? The sound was crystal clear and loud, rivaling that of the actual show inside, and about 500 or so of us heads were dancing our asses off and partying the whole show.None of the staff bothered us! Pure good times. One of the rare examples of how showing up without a ticket was not a bad thing.
Regarding the show: what can I say? California, Spring/summer '89, Jerry was on, all the boys playing tight. This show has a shakey start (gee that's rare) and starts to cook around TLEO.
Thanks to radio broadcast, crystal clear sound quality ('specially Phil!) IMO makes it worth worth 5 stars and a download if for nothing more.
This is the only show I ever was forced to stay out outside in the lot for. nteresting, there seemed to be a greater sense of comraderie and fun between us fellow 'outsiders' as we were grooving together in the lot that hazy afternoon just having
good clean fun without the distraction of watching the band.
Somebody needs to start an outdoor fest that does this regularly!! Between this Archive and all of the official live releases, there'd be no shortage of shows to spin.
June 2, 2006 Subject:
Professional, but rarely reaches transendence
1st Set: A shakey lethargic "Jack" starts off this three date swing through Stanford. How dull...well, we crossed into California so we have to live up to our 'chilled-out, mellow' calling card... SBD's like this annoy because of the lack of audible interaction between crowd and band. However, "Peggy" fits this mood sensibility quite snugly. "Walkin" chugs along in the night - slight though stocky. A midtempo number like "TLEO" fails to excite despite the earnestness. So far, there's no danger/risk in any of the perfs. Brent's even subconsciously calling for a pick me up with the sports 'Charge' call. Well, the Derby must be this weekend cause its the annual "Race" rendition. It's nice and perky despite still being so laid-back. Maybe some attitude will arise out of the snide cynicism of "West LA?" Unfortunately, Jerry's having lyric issues. Nothing better than average. Brent caught Jerry's lyric forgetting bug on an otherwise sufficently moody "Little Light." "Queen Jane" slips in and out of mind. A surprise mild-mannered but consistent "China/Rider" closes out this forgettable set.
2nd Set: Hmmm..is this the show opener? "LTGTR" is fine, but it abruptly ends. Brent's Hammond shakes up the gig with an energetic "Pocky." Though thinly drawn, there's something spiffy about the "Samson" that keeps me entertained. "Ship" is passionately read with some of the best work Jerry's done all night. The show is gaining continuity as it gliding...first to a "Playin" that doesn't dig all that deep but excavates and deconstructs - then a effortless segue into "Eyes." It's good, but Jerry's not hitting home runs but Phil is more than staying by his side, adding dimensions to an otherwise lazy dazy rendition. "Drums" passes onto the demented carnival of "Space" (Brent's in the 'fun' house with the Killer Klowns) The audience is always respectful of Brent's solo lullabye, "Take You home." Both "the Wheel" and "Miracle" are competently if not inspired versions. "Wharf" is just kinda there...able but Jerry's not reaching the heavens tonight. "Around" gets the feet stompin once more. Jerry's messin with the MIDI big time. "NFA" is the main course, and it's got a keen riff and plenty of bop-bop's to please.
Well, the crowd definitely got its money's worth due to the bountiful amount of songs served... "Black Muddy" fits the bill.
2 4/5th stars
March 18, 2006 Subject:
drop, and learn more...
ahhh, Brent. Pocky Way was always alittle hit or miss, but tonight dr brownstone must've been calling...he rocks.
Great quality...phenom mix. you can feel the heat steaming thru your bones on the Fadeaway...
Lazy day on the west side.
This is just another great show from the best band ever to play on earth
...without a net!
October 14, 2005 Subject:
Should Have been billed "Brent Mydland and Friends"
RIP Brent...I wish you didn't leave us so soon. :...(
May 9, 2005 Subject:
The whole show is pretty sick, and Mydland is on point. Great sound quality and an amazing set list.
April 13, 2005 Subject:
look at that second set with mydlands hands all over it and tell my why you haven't downloaded. I can always do without IWTYH, but top notch. Playin>Eyes works for me. Must be Derby day based on race is on. what a beast of a show!
March 13, 2005 Subject:
A China Rider in the first set?! Automatic 5. Frost is always a good download. Get them ALL!!
God Bless Internet Archive, the dead, deadheads, and all who recorded any show.
May the music NEVER Stop>>>
January 10, 2005 Subject:
Frost Amp one sick show from 1989
Hey Music fans.
I'm new to this archive but not the GD.
This show is so sick.
The sound quality is so sweet.
Dare I say a 10 ?
High highs & Low lows.
Brent is so on :-(
Not to mention closing the 1st set with
an awesome China - > Rider....